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David Desser

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Dodge College Courses: Hong Kong Cinema

Dr. David Desser is a renowned cinema scholar. Co-editor of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema and series editor of National Film Traditions published by Cambridge University Press, Dr. Dresser has taught at USC, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois as well as at Hong Kong Baptist University as a Visiting Scholar.

He has published widely on the film traditions of Hong Kong, Japan, China and Korea, among others, and has written extensively on topics ranging the films of Kurosawa to American-Jewish filmmakers.